Certified Nurse Aides play a vital role in healthcare delivery by providing routine patient care.  Working under the supervision of a nurse, CNAs report vital patient information including temperatures, pulses, and blood pressures.  CNAs have direct patient contact assisting with daily activities, such as, bathing, walking, and eating.

The Certified Nurse Aide training program consists of lectures, skills development, and clinical training. Learn the proper way to perform nursing procedures essential to meet the needs of patients under your care. This program is approved by the State Department of Public Health. Note: Convicted felons may have difficulty finding employment in the healthcare industry.

Prerequisites: 1) High-school diploma or GED, 2) English language competency. An ESL evaluation is strongly recommended.  To schedule your evaluation please call the Academic Success Center at 860-343-5770 and ask for an appointment to take the CNA ESL test.  There is no charge.  3) Health Form signed by your physician including immunization information, PPD test for Tuberculosis, 4) Must be at least 18 years of age with valid identification. 5) Artificial nails are not permitted, 6) A criminal background check may be required.  Students who have a record of felonies or multiple misdemeanors may be denied access to clinical training sites.

Supplies: 1) Navy blue nursing uniform or scrubs and white shoes 2) A watch with a sweep second hand 3) Gait Belt (available in the college bookstore)

$1,199 (includes text, State of CT Certification exam fee, and CT Nurse Aide Registry application fee)

This program is eligible for WIA funding, HCAP funding and SNAP funding.  Also available to Veterans.

Payment Plan available.

CNA Application.pdf
Health Form
Non-credit registration form.pdf

Scholarship Available:

CNA/PCT Scholarship Application and Process

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

Related Links


Connecticut Department of Public Health Nurse Aide Registry

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has contracted with Prometric, Inc. to manage the Nurse Aide Registry. Certification renewal information and materials are available online at the Department of Public Health websitehttp://www.ct.gov/dph and at the Prometric website http://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/ct. Employment Verification Forms and Change of Name/Address Forms are available on the website.


For More Information

Patti Hard

Secretary II
Phone: 860-343-5713
Email: phard@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Founders Hall, Room 153

Program Coordinator

Diane Bordonaro, MSN RN

Allied Health Program Coordinator
Phone: 860-343-5716
Email: dbordonaro@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 514